World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa

Article Id: WHEBN0019191787
Reproduction Date:

Title: Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Lemanu Peleti Mauga, American Samoa, Political party strength in American Samoa, Administrative divisions of American Samoa, Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
American Samoa

The government of American Samoa consists of a locally elected governor, lieutenant governor and the American Samoa Fono, which consists of an 18-member Senate and a 21-member House of Representatives.[1] The first popular election for Governor and Lieutenant Governor took place in 1977.[2] Candidates for the offices run together on a joint ticket.

The current Lieutenant Governor is Lemanu Peleti Mauga, who has been in office since 2013.

List of Lieutenant Governors of American Samoa

Appointed Lieutenant Governors

Elected Lieutenant Governors

Name Political Party Term Started Term Ended Notes
Tufele Liamatua Republican January 3, 1978 January 3, 1985 First elected Lt. Governor of American Samoa[2]
Eni Faleomavaega Democratic January 3, 1985 January 2, 1989[3]
Galea'i Peni Poumele Republican January 2, 1989[3] July 27, 1992 Poumele died in office in July 1992. Possibility of an interim successor between July 1992 and January 4, 1993.
Vacancy by death July 27, 1992 January 4, 1993
Tauese Sunia Democratic January 4, 1993[3] January 3, 1997
Togiola Tulafono Democratic January 3, 1997[3] March 26, 2003 Acting Governor from March 26, 2003, to April 7, 2003, following the death of Governor Tauese Sunia.
Vacancy by ascension March 26, 2003 April 11, 2003
Faoa Aitofele Sunia Democratic April 11, 2003 January 3, 2013
Lemanu Peleti Mauga Independent January 3, 2013 Present


  1. ^ "American Samoa Country Brief".  
  2. ^ a b "Peter Tali Coleman biography". Governors.  
  3. ^ a b c d Sorensen, Stan (2007-01-09). "Historical Notes" ( 
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.